A BRONX TALE To Make Its D.C. Debut At The National Theatre
A BRONX TALE, the streetwise Broadway musical based on the one-man show and now classic film, will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the National Theatre for one week only from March 26 through 31, 2019.
Tickets may be purchased at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre Box Office (weekdays from noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 1-800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.
Featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, with direction by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, A BRONX TALE takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s-where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.
The cast, which features 11 alumni from the Broadway production, is led by Joe Barbara (Sonny), Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo), Joey Barreiro (Calogero), Michelle Aravena (Rosina), Brianna-Marie Bell (Jane), Antonio Beverly (Tyrone), Frankie Leoni (Young Calogero), and Shane Pry (Young Calogero Alternate).
The ensemble includes Mike Backes, Michael Barra, Sean Bell, Joshua Michael Burrage, Joey Calveri, Giovanni DiGabriele, Alex Dorf, John Gardiner, Peter Gregus, Haley Hannah, Kirk Lydell, Ashley McManus, Chris Messina, Robert Pieranunzi, Brandi Porter, Kyli Rae, Paul Salvatoriello, Brittany Williams and Jason Williams.
A BRONX TALE evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off-Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show A Bronx Tale on Broadway in the 2007-2008 season.
The design team for A BRONX TALE includes Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design), William Ivey Long (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Paul Huntley (Hair and Wig Design), Anne Ford-Coates (Makeup Design), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), and Robert Westley (Fight Coordinator). Music supervision and arrangements are by Ron Melrose and orchestrations are by Doug Besterman. A BRONX TALE is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment.